Visitor Information

Most of our concerts are held in St Edmund's Church, Bartholomew Green, a stunning 15th century building, recognised by experts as one of the finest examples of its type. We are extremely grateful to the church for their support of the Concert Series and their allowing us to use it for all our events.

The church is pewed, and seats for most of our concerts are unreserved, so we recommend arriving in good time for concerts to reserve your favourite pew. Cushions are available to borrow at each concert, although many seasoned concert-goers have got into the habit of bringing their own!

There are public lavatories on Brewery Green, adjacent to the churchyard, which remain open late on concert nights.

Parking is available in the streets around the church, and the church's well paved footpaths and wide door made for easy access. If you are a wheelchair user, do let the box office in advance know so an appropriate space can be reserved for you.

For those looking to dine before an evening concert (or after an afternoon one) we can strongly recommend Coasters of Southwold. Contact Coasters directly to book on 01502 724 734 to ask for a special early sitting on concert nights. click here to view their website.

We are also very pleased to recommend the Suffolk Tourist Guide website, where you can discover a huge amount about what else Suffolk has to offer: what's on listings, Festivals & events, special offers, competitions, days out and things to do. Click here to visit their website.

Halcyon Meldrum at Spring is happy to give information about hotels and B&B's if you wish to turn your concert-going into a Southwold weekend. We couldn't recommend it more!

Other activities

Here are some other website links to other musical and arts events in the area:

Aldeburgh Music:

Concerts at Cratfield:

Iceni Post: This wonderful website is describes itself as 'News from the North folk & South folk', with no end of information about local arts, wildlife, sports, and business news from Norfolk and Suffolk

Woodbridge Chamber Concerts:

William Alwyn Festival: posted on

Southwold Classical Music Society: posted on the Federation of Recorded Music Socities 

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Saturday 3rd December 2016, 7pm, St Edmund's Church, Southwold:

The Winter Star - by Malcolm Williamson - A short, fully staged opera for children


In December 2016 Southwold Concert Series teamed up with Aldeburgh's Jubilee Opera to present a concert involving more than 50 local children, including members of Southwold Primary School Choir.


Children from Jubilee Opera, Coldfair Green, Yoxford, and Southwold Primary School were represented, performing two concerts, in Southwold and Aldeburgh parish churches.


The performance of The Winter Star was be preceeded by songs and carols for Advent, to celebrate the joy of singing and the coming of Christmas, directed by Dominic Peckham and accompanied by the Jubilee Opera Ensemble.

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